Rubio Wins Minnesota, Carson Gets Swept On Super Tuesday

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 9:30 pm
By: News 9

It’s been a night to forget for Marco Rubio.

Speaking at a Super Tuesday rally at his hometown in Miami, Rubio criticized the night's big winner among Republicans: Donald Trump.

Rubio said that over the last five days he has begun "to unmask the true nature" of Trump, whom he has continued to call a "con artist." He said his recent attacks on Trump have given his campaign momentum and said that Trump did not represent the legacy of the "party of Reagan."

Trump has won several states on Tuesday: Georgia, Alabama, Massachusetts and Tennessee. Ted Cruz has captured Oklahoma and his home state of Texas.

Rubio won the Minnesota Republican caucuses late into Super Tuesday, but his upbeat speech was full of promises to continue fighting and vowing to win his home state of Florida later this month.

Also coming up short on Super Tuesday, retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson told a crowded banquet hall at a hotel in downtown Baltimore that he's not giving up, despite trailing behind all the other Republican candidates on Super Tuesday.

Carson took the stage Tuesday at the Grand Hotel in Baltimore and called the political system "rotten to the core."

"They have weaved such a complex web," Carson said.

Carson did not mention any of his opponents by name, but told his supporters, "our nation is in horrible trouble. Why sit there and talk about each other and tear each other down when we have such important issues to deal with?"